524 Health and Medical Research for Lawyers

This one-credit advanced legal research seminar will introduce students to specific sources and strategies for researching health and medical legal topics, including the right to health care, pharmaceutical and medical device regulation, Stark and anti-trust laws as applied to the health care industry, medical malpractice and standards of care, and medical ethics and experimentation. This course will cover key primary and secondary sources for health and medical law research, including statutes, regulations, and agency materials. The research skills practiced in this course will also be useful for other topical legal areas. Grading will be based on class participation, short in-class or take-home exercises, and a final take-home exam.

Enrollment Prerequisite

LAW 512 MEDICINE AND THE LAW also recommended, but not required, as corequisite for the course.

Course Areas of Practice
Course Type
Lecture
Learning Outcomes
Legal analysis and reasoning, legal research, problem-solving, and written and oral communication in the legal context
2016
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

524.01 1
  • Take-home examination
  • Practical exercises
  • Class participation
Jane Bahnson Th 3:45-5:15 PM 4040

This one-credit advanced legal research seminar will introduce students to specific sources and strategies for researching health and medical legal topics, including the right to health care, pharmaceutical and medical device regulation, Stark and anti-trust laws as applied to the health care industry, medical malpractice and standards of care, and medical ethics and experimentation. This course will cover key primary and secondary sources for health and medical law research, including statutes, regulations, and agency materials. The research skills practiced in this course will also be useful for other topical legal areas. Grading will be based on class participation, short in-class or take-home exercises, and a final take-home exam.

Degree Requirements
Enrollment Restrictions
JD students only

*Please note that this information is for planning purposes only, and should not be relied upon for the schedule for a given semester. Faculty leaves and sabbaticals, as well as other curriculum considerations, will sometimes affect when a course may be offered.